The Environmental Sustainability team and Oxford Bus Company are re-launching the staff discount scheme for the PickMeUp minibus service – this will now give each user a limited number of free journeys rather than a small discount on many of them.
The current discount scheme, which gives staff £1 off each trip, will end on 8 November and be replaced by a new one starting on 9 November in which everyone gets £10 of credit. Each journey normally costs £2.50, so for most users this will buy four free trips.
To take advantage of the offer, download the PickMeUp App – available in iOS and Android versions – and enter the promo code oxuni18x4. Tell the app where you are and where you want to go, and it will tell you where to wait. You will also need to show your University staff ID card when boarding. The offer will be open for three months or until the funding the University has provided runs out, whichever is sooner.
Most trips within the area the service covers cost £2.50, but the price doubles if users book it to travel along a route that is already served by an Oxford Bus Company bus service. Trips between 9pm and midnight on Saturdays cost an extra £1.
PickMeUp has also recently extended its operating hours. The service runs 6am to 11pm during the week, 7am to midnight on Saturdays and 9am to 9pm on Sundays and Bank holidays.
For more information visit the PickMeUp section of the Oxford Bus Company website.